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Petition calls for Jay Z & Beyoncé to comb Blue Ivy’s hair

Ever since she was born, Blue Ivy has been in the spotlight. It’s a no-brainer when you have Jay Z and Beyoncé for parents. But the narrative has primarily revolved around the child’s hair. So much to the point where a Change.org petition was created to get the celebrity duo to comb it. 

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Guest Post

Lay off of Blue Ivy’s hair!

  The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!” By: Krishana Davis In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on the heads of actresses in television commercials, curly […]

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Black student arrested for filming officers in Texas, dragged by hair

  25-year-old Abie Kyle Ikhinmwin is a criminal justice student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As she was standing near a bus stop along Highway 281, she began taking pictures of a police speed trap. Her actions landed her in the back of a squad car. 

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Caught on Camera: Michigan police beat, pepper spray & chop off weave of detained woman

  A Michigan police officer yanked a young mother’s head back and hacked off her hair while she was in custody. And it’s all been recorded on video. The incident, which took place at a Warren, Michigan jail was captured by surveillance cameras placed in the facility. 

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African American girl told to cut, shape hair will not be expelled

A young girl who faced expulsion for her natural hair has been allowed to remain enrolled in her school.  12-year-old Vanessa VanDyke says that school officials gave her one week to decide whether to change her hair or leave Faith Christian Academy in Orlando. Vanessa has attended the parochial school since the third grade. 

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Featured Post

Nobody’s Greater Than You

Brace yourselves. You might need some protection when you step outside your door today. It’s cold out but people are colder. As you have your morning breakfast or lunch or dinner, depending on what side of the world you live on, be sure to have a side of IDGAF next to your toast.

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Black waitress fired for having highlights, whites allowed to

A black waitress, who was fired from Hooters for “improper image,” is suing the restaurant chain. 25-year-old Farryn Johnson says she was let go for having blonde highlights in her hair. She recently filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

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Featured Article

Texas Pastor Wants to Ban Weaves from his Church

A Texas pastor has admonished the female members of his church not to get weaves, asserting that they are a sign of low self esteem, and indicate a preoccupation with being something you are not.

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Featured Article

Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

Although the outrage over a Hampton University business school program’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy continues, the school has once again doubled down: “These students choose to be in this program and aspire to be leaders in the business world. We model these students after the top African-Americans in the business world.”

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Featured Article

Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair” – Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign. Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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